Gov. Newsom previews $2 billion investment in wildfire preparations

    New Black Hawk helicopters will be added to the Cal Fire collection, while a large amount of money will go toward fuels management and fire breaks.

    CALIFORNIA, Pa. — Gov. Newsom is investing $2 billion into wildfire preparedness for the state of California, and highlighted some of his proposed plan at a press conference on Monday morning.

    This plan includes everything from purchasing new firefighting equipment to investments in land and forest management projects.

    Newsom said that a large chunk of the proposed budget — $1.24 billion — will go to various efforts in fuels management, creating fire breaks and supporting forest health. $800 million more is going to the “all hazards” part of the plan, which includes earthquakes and other natural disasters.

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